Howard County Health Department
We have numerous programs and services that work to improve the health and wellbeing of those who live, work, play and learn in the County. In order to accomplish this, we rely on a large group of dedicated and talented people. Our staff includes medical personnel, social workers, counselors, nutritionists, environmental health inspectors, as well as, administrative, clerical, fiscal and facilities staff. Our staff physically work in the office, in clinics and out in the community including neighborhoods, schools, construction sites, restaurants and more.
HCHD employs an incredibly diverse workforce with more than a dozen languages spoken by our employees. Our diverse team has a passion for public health and the work they do supporting an equally diverse and growing community. You will find our employees out in the community at health fairs, vaccination clinics, at community wellness events and even at the Mall in Columbia.
A model community in which health equity and optimal wellness are accessible for all who live, work and visit Howard County.
To Promote, Preserve and Protect the Health of All in Howard County.
Our Core Values
We advocate for and implement effective public health practices. We are a trusted source of health care and information.
We address the social determinants of health to achieve the highest quality of life for all.
INNOVATION & EXCELLENCE
We foster innovation and seek excellence in every endeavor.
We build and maintain partnerships to achieve common goals.
CULTURE OF RESPECT & CARING
We value and respect our staff and all those we serve.
We inform, educate and empower to initiate change.
We foster mutual respect, transparency, and accountability.
We honor the public’s trust and pledge to maintain the highest standard of service.